Lunenburg Celebrates

June 7 – 10, 2018

Join in celebrating Lunenburg’s 265 birthday!

Once again this year, various groups, businesses and organizations are hosting events and offering specials and discounts to help mark the Town’s 265th birthday. Local residents and visitors alike are encouraged to take some time to enjoy all that our beautiful town has to offer. The actual birthday is June 7 but most activities will take place the following weekend.

Restaurants and retail shops will have specials on over the weekend.

Look for “Be a Tourist” posters advertising these savings.

Connect with us on Twitter #lunenburgcelebrates and on Facebook

A map of locations for a few of the weekend's activities is available here.

Thursday June 7

Lunenburg Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s Market

We look forward to meeting you at the Market. More Info

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Lunenburg Arena - 17 Green Street

St John’s Anglican Church

Guided Tours

More Info

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 64 Townsend Street

Mariner’s Daughter

Draw

Mariner’s Daughter will be offering a draw for a $25 gift certificate. Entry with a minimum purchase of $10. Draw will be open from 7 to 10 June.

10 AM - 5 PM, 107a Montague Street

Town of Lunenburg

Birthday Cake!

Enjoy Birthday Cake at the Heritage Bandstand and presentations will be made to honour recipients of the Heritage Recognition Awards. More Info

12:00 PM, Heritage Bandstand

Town of Lunenburg

Community Walk

Enjoy a community walk along the waterfront and through Town with Mayor Rachel Bailey. Walk will start at the Heritage Bandstand, and end at the new Lincoln Street Art Park for the official unveiling of the Town’s Mural Art Project by Kirk Mechar. More Info

12:45 PM, Starts at the Heritage Bandstand

Ironworks Distillery

Half Price Distillery Tours

Offering half priced tours. Please call ahead to book – (902) 634-2424. More Info

1:00 PM & 3:00 PM, 2 Kempt Street

Lunenburg Community Consignment

Birthday Special

Receive a $5 gift certificate for every $25 spent. More Info

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 119 Pelham Street

St Norbert’s Roman Catholic Church

Open House

Welcome to our church.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 121 York Street

Knaut-Rhuland House Museum National Historic Site

Season Opening

Officially opening for the season with a Founding Families Tea. Come take a guided tour, enjoy some cookies and punch and celebrate the founding of Lunenburg! Free Admission all weekend! Gifts for descendants of founding families. More Info

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 125 Pelham Street

Skullduggery Gallery

Gallery Opening

Opening of exhibition “Loving Hands;” paintings by Amy Funk. More Info

6:00 PM, 141 Pelham Street

Caico-Mae Clothiers

Step into Summer Fashion Show

Step into Summer with Caico-Mae’s Fashion Show, including door prizes and entertainment. Tickets $25. More Info

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Risser’s Social House, Lunenburg Arms Hotel, 94 Pelham Street

Lunenburg School of the Arts

My Nova Scotia Cookbook Book Launch

With great pleasure you are invited to celebrate the launch of Chanelle Jefferson’s very first book, My Nova Scotia Cookbook, published by Glen Margaret Publishing.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 6 Prince Street

Friday June 8

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society

Open House

Enjoy and open house at the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society office. There will be a 15% off sale on CDs and merchandise and refreshments will be provided! Please call the office at (902) 634-3180 for details and other inquiries. More Info

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 125 Montague Street

St John’s Anglican Church

Guided Tours

More Info

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 64 Townsend Street

Mariner’s Daughter

Draw

Mariner’s Daughter will be offering a draw for a $25 gift certificate. Entry with a minimum purchase of $10. Draw will be open from 7 to 10 June.

10 AM - 5 PM, 107a Montague Street

Power House Art and S.A Ernst Photography

Open House

We will be open later from 11am-8pm on Friday, June 8th and Saturday June 9th to celebrate Lunenburg’s 265th Anniversary! Come between 6-8pm for some munchies and refreshments and learn about the history of our century-and-a-half-old building. Plus, if you purchase anything from our gallery either of these two days, we will pay the tax for you! Be a Tourist in Your Own Town between June 7th and 10th and visit your local galleries and shops! More Info

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, 129 Lincoln Street

Ironworks Distillery

Half Price Distillery Tours

Offering ½ price tours at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Please call ahead to book ((902) 634-2424). More Info

1:00 PM & 3:00 PM, 2 Kempt Street

St Norbert’s Roman Catholic Church

Open House

Welcome to our church.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 121 York Street

Lunenburg Community Consignment

Birthday Special

Receive a $5 gift certificate for every $25 spent.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 119 Pelham Street

Lunenburg Walking Tours

Essential Lunenburg Tour

Enjoy the Essential Lunenburg Walking Tour for $10/person. Tour begins near the flagpole on the Lunenburg Academy Grounds. Book online. More Info

2:00 PM, Lunenburg Academy Grounds, 97 Kaulbach Street

Lamprai & Spice

Sri Lankan Drumming

Plus, enjoy free samples from 11:30am-5:00pm. More Info

4:00 PM, 181 Lincoln Street

ElderDog Canada

National Fundraiser Launch

Help us celebrate Best Friends Day! Join us for the launch of our National fundraiser for ElderDog Canada. Supported by Ironworks Distillery, Petite Riviere Vinyards, Solas Kombucha, SaltBox Brewery. Open to the Public. Dogs on leash welcome! More Info

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Lunenburg School of the Arts, 6 Prince Street

Lunenburg Walking Tours

Haunted Lunenburg Tour

Enjoy the Haunted Lunenburg Tour for $10/person. Tour begins outside the Mariner King Inn, 15 King Street. Book online. More Info

8:30 PM, Mariner King Inn, 15 King Street

Just Breathe Clothing

Birthday Special

25% of merchandise and a ballot for a $500 shopping spree More Info

All day, 3 King Street

Saturday June 9

Trot in Time

Buggy Tours and Draw

Buggy tours will be running from the waterfront all day. Stop by and fill out a ballot for a free Family Package buggy tour. Draw will take place on Sunday.

All day, Bluenose Drive

Canadian Dory Rowing Association

Elimination Races

The ultimate combination of heritage an sport. Head to the waterfront and cheer on the dory rowers! After the races, the Association will offer a chance to row a dory by donation. More Info

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Lunenburg waterfront

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Open House

Fun for the whole family! Enjoy free admission, demonstrations, entertainment for all ages including crafts, face painting and children’s story time aboard the Theresa E. Connor. More Info

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, 68 Bluenose Drive

Pleasant Paddling

Half Price Kayak Rentals

Enjoy ½ price kayak rentals all day. More Info

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM, 245 The Point Road, Blue Rocks

Mariner’s Daughter

Draw

Mariner’s Daughter will be offering a draw for a $25 gift certificate. Entry with a minimum purchase of $10. Draw will be open from 7 to 10 June.

10 AM - 5 PM, 107a Montague Street

Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation

World Oceans Day Celebration

Coastal Action is hosting a World Oceans Day event on the Lunenburg waterfront. Focused on this year's Oceans Day theme of plastic pollution prevention and awareness, the event will be zero-waste. You can enjoy ocean activities, educational opportunities for the public, marine debris art and activities and the chance to come together as a community and share ideas about reducing plastic use in our area. More Info

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Fisheries Museum wharf

St John’s Anglican Church

Guided Tours

More Info

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 64 Townsend Street

South Shore Public Libraries

Pop-Up Library Tent and Virtual Reality Experience

Drop by the library tent on Fisheries Museum wharf to look at a book, get a free library card, and learn about summer programs. Then, enjoy a virtual reality experience inside the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. More Info

10:30 AM - 3:00 PM, Fisheries Museum wharf

Branch #23 Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Axillary

Flea Market and Bake Sale

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 34 Duke Street

Lunenburg Doc Fest

Information Booth

Please drop by and learn about the Lunenburg Doc Fest! More Info

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Fisheries Museum

Lunenburg School of the Arts

The Importance of a Healthy Ocean

Join Senator W.P. Moore for a presentation on The Importance of a Healthy Ocean.

11:00 AM, 6 Prince Street

Power House Art and S.A Ernst Photography

Open House

We will be open later from 11am-8pm on Friday, June 8th and Saturday June 9th to celebrate Lunenburg’s 265th Anniversary! Come between 6-8pm for some munchies and refreshments and learn about the history of our century-and-a-half-old building. Plus, if you purchase anything from our gallery either of these two days, we will pay the tax for you! Be a Tourist in Your Own Town between June 7th and 10th and visit your local galleries and shops! More Info

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, 129 Lincoln Street

St Norbert’s Roman Catholic Church

Open House

Welcome to our church.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 121 York Street

The Lunenburg Makery

'Field Notes' Meet the Author & Flat Felt a Chicken

Author Sara Jewel will be reading selections from her book Field Notes and you'll have a chance to converse and flat felt a chicken. The workshop is $35 and advance registration is required. What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon! Plus, 15% off all Makery kits, all weekend long! More Info

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 230 Lincoln Street

Ironworks Distillery

Half Price Distillery Tours

Offering ½ price tours at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Please call ahead to book ((902) 634-2424). More Info

1:00 PM & 3:00 PM, 2 Kempt Street

South Shore Genealogical Society

Open House

SSGS invites you to their office at the Lunenburg Academy. Everyone welcome! More Info

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Lunenburg Academy, Room 203

Lunenburg Community Consignment

Birthday Special

Receive a $5 gift certificate for every $25 spent.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 119 Pelham Street

Art and Artisans Map of Lunenburg

Gallery Hop

The Gallery Hop will take you to lots of artists and artisans to see their wonderful offerings, many with demonstrations and refreshments. The map is boasting 5 new galleries including: LaHave Weaving Studio, Silastial Glass, Skullduggery, The Swan and Cranston Galleries. Maps are available at the Visitor Information Centre (11 Blockhouse Hill Rd) and at participating galleries and studios.

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Across town

Nova Terra Cotta Studio and Gallery

Opening Reception

Opening reception for 'Ecelection; Paintings by Scott MacLeod'. More Info

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 10 Dufferin St

Gallery at the Linc

Show Opening

Launch of Beast & Bone ceramic sculpture by Deborah Washington & The Temporal Beast photographic works by William Weedmark. More Info

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 306 Lincoln Street

Halifax and South Western Railway Museum

Open House

Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum (11188 Hwy 3) will be open for free admission from 10:00am-5:00pm on Saturday and 1:00pm-5:00pm on Sunday.

10:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 11188 Hwy 3, Lunenburg

Lexicon Books

Book Launch

Launch co-owner Jo Treggiari’s Blood Will Out, a gripping YA thriller that readers won’t be able to put down. Come celebrate with us! More Info

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, 125 Montague Street

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society

Concert - Carmel Mikol Trio

The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society presents the Carmel Mikol Trio. Tickets are $25 for adults ages 26 and over, and $12.50 for youth ages 25 and under. A free limited amount of youth tickets are available, please contact the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society office at (902) 634-3180 by June 8th! More Info

7:30 PM, St. John’s Anglican Church

Just Breathe Clothing

Birthday Special

25% of merchandise and a ballot for a $500 shopping spree More Info

All day, 3 King Street

Sunday June 10

Trot in Time

Buggy Tours and Draw

Buggy tours will be running from the waterfront all day. Stop by and fill out a ballot for a free Family Package buggy tour. Draw will take place on Sunday.

All day, Bluenose Drive

Lunenburg

Lunenburg 5km Road Race and Muffin Run

400+ participants enjoy the run through Lunenburg and the Back Harbour highway. Come out to cheer them on! More Info

9:30 AM, Starts at the Lunenburg Community Centre

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Open House

Fun for the whole family! Enjoy free admission, demonstrations, entertainment for all ages including crafts, face painting and children’s story time aboard the Theresa E. Connor. More Info

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, 68 Bluenose Drive

Pleasant Paddling

Half Price Kayak Rentals

Enjoy ½ price kayak rentals all day. More Info

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM, 245 The Point Road, Blue Rocks

Mariner’s Daughter

Draw

Mariner’s Daughter will be offering a draw for a $25 gift certificate. Entry with a minimum purchase of $10. Draw will be open from 7 to 10 June.

10 AM - 5 PM, 107a Montague Street

St. John’s Anglican Church

Heritage Sunday

Celebrate 265 Years of Faith and Community Service of Morning Prayer with Guest Speaker: Author & Historian Dr. Brian Tennyson at 10:30am. Following the service, Astronomer Dr. David Turner will give a talk on the stars on the Chancel ceiling. The Archives will be displayed in the church and the Interpretive Centre, including ancient Bibles, photos, parish registers and research projects. More Info

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM, St. John’s Anglican Church

Ironworks Distillery

Half Price Distillery Tours

Offering ½ price tours at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Please call ahead to book ((902) 634-2424). More Info

1:00 PM & 3:00 PM, 2 Kempt Street

Halifax and South Western Railway Museum

Open House

Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum (11188 Hwy 3) will be open for free admission from 10:00am-5:00pm on Saturday and 1:00pm-5:00pm on Sunday.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 11188 Hwy 3, Lunenburg

St. John’s Anglican Church

Toast the Town

We’re going to “Toast the Town!” Our Town Crier will open the ceremony, followed by the toast. All welcome!

1:00 PM, St. John’s Parish Hall, 65 Cumberland Street

Lorne Street Fire Co.

Open House

Enjoy an Open House at the Second-Empire style carriage house.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 19 Lorne Street

Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance

Concert

LAMP presents Four Hands Piano Duo with Walter Delahunt and Giulio Zappa. Tickets: $35. More Info

2:30 PM, Lunenburg Academy, 3rd floor, 97 Kaulbach Street,

Just Breathe Clothing

Birthday Special

25% of merchandise and a ballot for a $500 shopping spree More Info

All day, 3 King Street